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Expansion Venture Capital

Investor type Micro VC
Founders Joseph Melohn Ryan Melohn


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Total investments 112
Average round size
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Portfolio companies 81
Rounds per year 9.33
Lead investments 4
Follow on index
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Exits 21
Key employees 2
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Mobile
  • Internet
  • Apps
  • Transportation

In 2011 was created Expansion Venture Capital, which is appeared as VC. The main office of represented VC is situated in the New York. The company was established in North America in United States.

Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are SaaS, Health Care. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund. The fund has exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Lemonade, Postmates, The RealReal. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 7-8 participants. Despite the Expansion Venture Capital, startups are often financed by Techstars, Fontinalis Partners, Camber Creek. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Lerer Hippeau, Founder Collective, Fontinalis Partners. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Canaan Partners, Spark Capital, Lerer Hippeau.

The typical startup value when the investment from Expansion Venture Capital is 50-100 millions dollars. The top activity for fund was in 2013. Deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 investment rounds annually. The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2019. The real fund results show that this VC is 16 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other companies. Comparing to the other companies, this Expansion Venture Capital performs on 19 percentage points less the average number of lead investments.

The fund was created by Joseph Melohn, Ryan Melohn. We also calculated 2 valuable employees in our database.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Electric Vehicle
Energy Management
Internet of Things
$4M23 Feb 2021 Old Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Food and Beverage
11 Feb 2020 New York, United States


Cloud Data Services
Property Management
Real Estate
$8M31 Dec 2019 New York, United States

Gallant Pet

$11M05 Aug 2019 San Diego, California, United States


Customer Service
Service Industry
01 Apr 2019 New York, New York, United States


Mobile Apps
12 Feb 2019 Berkeley, California, United States


Fleet Management
19 Jan 2019 Kansas City, Missouri, United States

Mulberry Technology

Customer Service
$2M28 Jun 2018 New York, New York, United States


Artificial Intelligence
Life Science
Medical Device
Natural Language Processing
$2M04 Apr 2018 Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Yieldstreet Raises $100M in Series C Funding

– Yieldstreet, a NYC-based digital investing platform, raised $100m in Series C funding round.
– The round was led by Tarsadia Investments, joined by Kingfisher Investment, Top Tier Capital Partners and Gaingels, as well as existing investors Edison Partners, Soros Fund Management, Greenspring Associates, Raine Ventures, Greycroft and Expansion Venture Capital.
– The new investment will be used to expand its user base, develop new investment products, explore international expansion, and pursue strategic acquisitions.

Backer raises $8.4M to make saving for education social

– CollegeBacker has rebranded to Backer and raised $8.4m in venture capital.
– Backer is a social savings platform that brings digital investment advice to 529 plans.
– Backer’s latest round of funding was led by Crosslink Capital with participation from Rally Ventures, Correlation Ventures, and Expansion Ventures. Jim Feuille, early investor and board member at Chime, Pandora, and Personal Capital, has joined the Backer board. Other investors include SoFi co-founder Dan Macklin, Patreon co-founder Sam Yam, veteran fintech investor Tom Blaisdell, along with Reach Capital, Ulu Ventures, Great Oaks Venture Capital, and several universities (Princeton, Dartmouth, and USC).


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